- Associated Press - Monday, September 28, 2015

MERRIMACK, N.H. (AP) - Police in Merrimack, New Hampshire, are providing two parking spaces in the front of the police station designed for child custody exchanges or for those completing the sale of items purchased online.

Both spaces are under 24-hour surveillance with video recording.

Police encourage the public to use the spaces when meeting an unknown person they may have purchased something online from.

Such areas are being designated at police stations nationwide as authorities try to clamp down on crime associated with online trade between strangers. More than 100 police departments now provide space in their lobbies or parking lots where people can make their deals and know that police are a short distance away.

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